There is still a part of me, though, that responds to Harry’s challenge, but only if it is done at a smaller level. A local level. I realize it’s the top-down grand policies imposed by government motivated by a mixed bag of vested interests that is the real danger. You see someone hungry – feed them. A government welfare program to end hunger by disincentivizing work and making citizens totally dependent on government with its destabilizing effects on families – I want none of it.
One begins to understand in a very real way those classic goals of all education: the Good, the Beautiful, and the True. Like a prism refracts light into its components, the Good, the Beautiful and the True refract knowledge into its various disciplines but it is all, once wisdom attaches, one integral interdisciplinary whole.